For most celebrity weddings, there’s a lot of planning involved: huge dresses, exotic locations, fancy food, and a guest list as long as your arm. But while some stars decide to go all out for their big day, other couples take the opposite route: escaping to a private place, keeping it casual, and only inviting close family and friends — if they decide to tell anyone at all.
When you’re famous, eloping can have a lot of perks. You can avoid press coverage and prevent uninvited acquaintances from feeling snubbed, not to mention save a lot of cash. It can also create a super-special, super-intimate ceremony that the two of you will remember forever.
Let’s look at some of the biggest celebrity pairs that have run off into the sunset together to say “I do:” and fair warning, some of these will surprise you!
A version of this story was originally published in 2018.